SNOW FAMILY ALBUM
Sarah Emmaline Snow Toy.She was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Laymance) Snow. She was born
December 24, 1867 in Oakdale, Morgan County, Tennessee.
Her parents moved the family to Washington Territory in the late 1880's.
She married Walter Toy, b January 1, 1863, in Lewis County, Washington.
They were married November 12, 1889, one day after statehood for the Washington Territory. This picture was taken in 1889.
OBITUARY FOR SARAH EMMALINE SNOW TOY
--------------MRS. WALTER TOY CALLED BEYOND
Death Occasioned Sunday by Peritonitis
Following Operation at
Hospital in Seattle
The entire community was shocked and grieved over the death of Mrs. Sarah E.
Toy, one of the oldest residents, whose kindness and patience made her beloved
by all. Death was occasioned by peritonitis, which set in following an
operation for gallstones. Her death closely followed a hopeful announcement of the
doctors who said she was well on the road to recovery. Peritonitis set in and
death occurred Sunday at Seattle. The remains were brought to Winlock the
Sarah Emmaline Toy was born December 24, 1867 at Oakdale, Tennessee and came
to Winlock with her parents May 13, 1888 and settled on a homestead near
Anslie. At the age of 22 years she married Walter Toy of Chehalis and to this union
nine children were born, eight of whom survive her.
Beside her husband she leaves to mourn her departure from this earth five
sons and three daughters. They are: Mrs. J. D. Custer, Mrs. F.W. Steinhart, Mrs.
Robert O'Ban of Tacoma, Joseph Toy, Charles Toy, James Toy and Walter Toy Jr.,
her mother, Mrs. Joseph Snow of Blaine, a sister Mrs. W. R. Allen also of
Blaine, and four brothers, James Snow of Hoquiam, Thomas Snow of Blaine, John
Snow of Tacoma and Rufus Snow of Winlock.
Mrs. Toy united with the Baptist church at the age of 16 and was baptized in
the Emory River in Tennessee. She was a member of the Women of Woodcraft for
25 years and that organization turned out enmasse at the funeral to pay their
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with
Reverend Simmons of Kelso officiating. A large concourse of sorrowing friends
followed the casket to its last resting place in the Winlock cemetery. Graveside
services were held under the auspices of the Neighbors of Woodcraft.
All the mercantile houses suspended business for two hours, showing the
esteem felt for Mrs. Toy.
*Source: Jeanne Rinear transcribed this newspaper clipping date unknown but
after Sarah’s death date of September 30, 1923.
It was received from Dianne Bird April 1999.
Margaret Elizabeth Laymance Snow.She is the daughter of Isaac J. Laymance, b 1826 and Katherine Lightning. She was born in Oakdale, Morgan County Tennessee November 4, 1848. January 15, 1867 she married Joseph
Snow, b abt. 1801 the son of James Snow and Cassia Case. This was taken in abt. 1920.
Joseph Snow and Margaret Laymance Snow
Both were born in Morgan County,Tennessee.
The picture was taken in the late 1880's or early 1890's.
Rufus Henderson and Matilda Snow Henderson.
Matilda is the daughter of James Snow and Cassia Case Snow.
Matilda was born around 1845.
We believe it was taken in the late 1880's or early 1890's
Believed to be
born 1840, son of
JAMES and CASSIA (CASE) SNOW,
MARY ELLEN (MORGAN) SNOW
The two girls in the picture are are believed to be
This was probably taken in 1885 near Oakdale, Tennessee.
Probably the last photo of Sarah Snow,
born December 1837,
James and Cassia (Case) Snow.
The photo was probably taken close to
1900 in Lewis County, Washington.
Photos submitted by Jeanne Rinear
Photos given to me by Dianne Bird, Virginia Derr and Don Olson
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